Tag: Spartanburg orthodontist

Is Tooth Extraction Really Necessary? [for Braces in 2019]

Is Tooth Extraction Really Necessary? [for Braces in 2019]

Tooth extraction or not tooth extraction, that is the question!  Even in 2017, the question of whether or not to extract teeth for orthodontic purposes is widely debatable in our professional community.  There are factions within orthodontics that are dogmatic about never extracting teeth, and there are some that always extract teeth.  We believe that the truth lies somewhere in between.  The need for extractions in conjunction with orthodontic treatment is a very individualized decision.

This decision should be made by a qualified orthodontic professional.  Only after a thorough clinical examination and carefully analyzing a full set of diagnostic orthodontic records can this decision be made.  In summary, extractions are absolutely the correct course of treatment for some people.  But in other cases, they should be avoided at all costs.  That’s where the orthodontist comes into play.  It is our job to correctly make that decision based on individual treatment needs. Given that information, let’s examine which cases demand tooth extraction.

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Why Should I Avoid the DIY Braces Fashion (7+Reasons)

Why Should I Avoid the DIY Braces Fashion (7+Reasons)

Why should I avoid the DIY braces fashion. Fashion trends come and go. And, you will find that there is always someone trying to claim that they have the latest and greatest way to give you a prettier smile. While you may be seeing lots of advertisements and videos about ways that you can turn orthodontic treatment into a DIY project, the truth is that these methods have limitations and potential dangers. In fact, you need to be aware of these serious reasons for why it is better to skip the DIY braces trend and seek an in-person orthodontist for your teeth straightening needs.

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How to Take Super Care [of Your Retainers]

How to Take Super Care [of Your Retainers]

The time has finally arrived and your child’s braces are coming off. Bravo! Now your child will need to wear retainers to maintain those healthy, beautiful teeth. The job of retainers is to prevent your child’s teeth from moving back into their former uneven position. Now that your braces are off, you only have one responsibility left to ensure that your teeth stay in their perfect condition: you have to take care of your retainers. The importance of retainers is to make sure that your beautiful teeth stay that way.

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Lingual Braces VS. Invisalign

Lingual Braces VS. Invisalign

Archaeology has given us a look into ancient orthodontic practices, unearthing mummified remains with teeth encased in metal bands, and writings by Hippocrates and Aristotle dating back to between 400 to 500 B.C. contain thoughts on how to straighten teeth and fix other dental problems. In the 1700’s writings are devoted to appliances and methods of aligning teeth. In the 1900’s, many different metals were used for bands and other portions of braces, such as wires. It wasn’t until the 1970’s however that brackets came into use, replacing bands. Although brackets had been invented sometime earlier, the adhesive took more time to perfect.

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3 AMAZING SECRETS (Oral-Probiotics and Your Teeth)

3 AMAZING SECRETS (Oral-Probiotics and Your Teeth)

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is very important if you want your teeth to remain healthy and free of decay for years to come. Probiotics have proven to be a very effective tool for improving oral health. If you’ve never heard of probiotics before, these are healthy bacteria that can be used to benefit your oral health in a variety of different ways. If you’ve been searching for solutions that will help you bolster your tooth strength and health, you’ll definitely want to consider oral-probiotics.

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Is Damon System the Boss of Braces [in 2019]

Is Damon System the Boss of Braces [in 2019]

Many years ago, getting one’s teeth straightened meant that one had to go through a long and tedious and painful process. At that time, braces meant a mouthful of wires and discomfort. While the results were worth the struggle, is it not better to have the same effect having gone through less strain? Faster, better and simpler is what we all desire nowadays, and that is what Damon System offers.

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An Orthodontist is Different From an Endodontist (HOW?)

An Orthodontist is Different From an Endodontist (HOW?)

Maybe you have a child that’s having trouble chewing their food or playing an instrument due to an over or underbite. Maybe you have a cavity that needs to be checked out. Or you might need something more than just a regular visit to the dentist. Who do you go to? It may get a little confusing at times to know whether you need to see a dentist, endodontist, or orthodontist, but keep reading. Here you’ll learn the difference so you can decide who you need to see.

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